Laufers Legal Services

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Divorce and Children with Special Needs

Divorce and Children with Special Needs

Do you have a child with a physical or mental disability? Raising a child with special needs can be both rewarding and challenging. Divorcing while raising a child with special needs is difficult to say the least.

Breaking up with your spouse when you have a child who struggles with change and transitions can seem overwhelming for both you and your child. A divorce can upset almost everything in a child’s life — from when the parent is walking them to the school bus or reading them their bedtime story, to having to adjust to two different homes and two different schedules.

Are you considering a divorce and wondering how you can minimize the harmful impact it might have on your child or children with special needs?

At Laufers Legal we take the best interests of your child seriously.

Experienced family law attorney, Andrew Laufers, can explain Minnesota and Wisconsin law regarding divorce with children, including:

  • Child Support: including possible child support past the age of eighteen or after graduation from high school if your child is not capable of self-support.

  • Child Custody: including parenting and visitation plans that put the needs of your children first.

  • Payment of Medical Expenses: including how to fairly divide the cost of the children’s unreimbursed medical expenses, therapy, and rehabilitation services.

  • Payment for Childcare, Personal Care Attendants (PCAs), Aides, and Other Services.

At Laufers Legal, we work hard to make the divorce process as painless as possible for you and your children. Call us at 651-448-3505 or contact us.

Divorce and Children with Special Needs

Payment Of Childcare Costs for a Disabled Child After a Divorce in Minnesota

Did you know that the Minnesota Child Support Statutes provide that child-care costs for disabled children are divided between the parents based upon their incomes? Minnesota Statutes §518A.40 governs the division of education-related or work-related childcare costs. To learn more about paying for childcare costs for your disabled child set up your Free Consultation.

Minnesota Courts will adjust childcare costs by the amount of the estimated federal and state childcare credit payable on behalf of a joint child. We can explain how you can divide daycare expenses between parents after divorce.

Laufers Legal Services. Andrew Laufers has been serving clients in Eastern Minnesota and Central and Western Wisconsin for more than 25 years.


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